On a makeshift fairground stage, wreathed in coloured lights, two performers speculate about what tomorrow might bring.
This is ‘Tomorrow’s Parties’, a show by Forced Entertainment coming this week to Lancaster University at the start of the uni’s Live at LICA arts autumn season.
The performers in this new show, described as “compelling and curious”, imagine all kinds of hypothetical futures.
They explore utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies. The audience is carried along on a flowing tide of dreams and conjecture.
Forced Entertainment’s recent shows include The Thrill of It All (2010) and The Coming Storm (2012).
The new show is at the Nuffield Theatre on campus. It will be approximately 80 minutes long and is for over 16s only.
Performances are on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm and Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm.
To book call the Live at LICA hotline on 01524 594151.
Other events coming up at Live at LICA include:
This Thursday night (October 17) at the Great Hall, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Nicholas Fry as narrator for a performance of William Walton’s Henry V – A Shakespeare Scenario, based on the Oscar-nominated score for Laurence Olivier’s popular film adaption of the Shakespeare play.
The concert also features talented Chetham’s student and concerto competition finalist Wyn Chan, who will perform Liszt’s enchanting Second Piano Concerto.
Award-winning theatre makers Tim Crouch and Andy Smith will present their play ‘Tim Crouch and a Smith’ this Thursday (October 17) ) at the Nuffield. Crouch will also present Tim Crouch: I, Malvolio on Friday (October 18) at the Nuffield, where he reimagines Twelfth Night.
On show in the university’s Peter Scott Gallery until December 6 is ‘Sea Breeze’, a performance paying tribute to the Winter Gardens in Morecambe and the people who used to work there.